The original FLIP video cameras are no longer being made. Cisco said it will “close down the Flip business and support current FlipShare customers and partners with a transition plan.” Whatever that means.
“Meanwhile, the allure of the Flip — low cost video that can easily be uploaded to websites like Facebook or YouTube — was superseded by video cameras built into smartphones. In addition to the video being as good (if not better) on modern smartphones, phones have a built-in data connection and can upload video directly to the web — no computer required.”
Everyone has an iPhone 4 android phone or an iPad 2 now and the HD capabilities of these devices make carrying a flip style camera… redundant.
This could mean good things to Kodak with his zi8 though but I’m sure they won’t last much longer.
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Will they become a “collectors item”? Time will tell.
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